Saturday, February 28, 2009

Running Funk

Abbie & Jen, I'm sorry I haven't answered your questions yet.  There is a nice little post in my draft section half written.  It is my goal to have it posted tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay!

Let me tell you I'm in a weird running funk.  I've been having to focus so hard on getting my biking and swimming up to par for the triathlon that running has taken a SERIOUS hit.  I run maybe maybe twice a week.  For sure I get the long runs in on Saturday.  Good. For.  Me.   It's even sadder because that means Amanda and I aren't having these amazing runs together. Our run this morning was rather pathetic.  Neither Amanda nor I were able to push it, we were sore, tired, and just drained by mile 4.  We weren't our happy go lucky selves, we were just in a funk.  Yes, that it sad.  My impending move keeps hurtling after me faster than a rabbit on a treadmill.  (haha, not sure what that means, but I just typed it... so I'm keeping it) Which means our runs together will shortly be history. gulp. We can't afford to have silly funky funless runs... can we?  Weird to think that in 3 months this blog will be written from three different cities.  Yikes. Running is therapeutic and I miss my therapy.  Yes yes I do.  

I think that's why our blog has been in such a funk.  Erin isn't really exercising anymore, for good reason.  Amanda is struggling and I'm just not feeling the love from my workouts.  Hmmm.  New plan, eh?  I need some pick me up.  Not necessarily motivation..... just need something to make me remember why I love it so much, get me to enjoy the workouts, and leave this ugly funkitis in the background........... ideas?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

So Ummmm....

Lori and I are pretty much the coolest slackers ever. You know that Ogden half we were training for? Well, we totally missed the registration deadline and just found out that the half is full. Ooops. Guess we'll be finding a new one to run before she moves...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Yaaaah so ummm a 5k.

Pretty sure that was LEAST ready I've ever been for a 5k.  Except maybe my first 5k.  I've been really good at cycling and swimming because I know my running is solid.  Well, I thought my running was solid.  Uhhhhh no.  Those hills at the WRC 5k KILLLLED me.  My hams are still dying today.  Oh silly friends, we haven't been running like we should.  Manda has got to kick it into high gear if she's going to PR and I need to work on it if I'm not going to DIE at the triathlon OR the half marathon.  I feel like February is going to be our month, this week'll do it.  

Some highlights from Saturday:
  • having issues putting on my timing chip.. which resulted in a you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me response from amanda, to which she wished she'd have taken a picture.  apparently i woke up with stupid all over me.
  • sitting in the car while everyone else was warming up.  ohh looks like the race is starting, better go.
  • having amanda run the first 1/8 mile with her hands shoved in her armpits
  • getting to run with underwear man again.  and fake boobs lady.
  • loving running downhill.
  • loving the race starting and ending so quickly.
  • love love loving Erin coming up for a nice stroll around Ogden.  it was rockin'  awesome friend, i'm so glad you could come up.
  • our traditional winter time hot cocoa and chat.  good times. good times.
  • not being able to warm-up post race and taking a 45 minute hot bath.  mmmmmmm
  • being back in the racing world, whether or not I was prepared. 
Love it. Love running.  Can't wait to do the 10k!  

I see my Endocrinologist tomorrow, I'll let you know what she has to say.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Brick Workouts. Woah.

I'm a day late and a dollar short, but here it is.  Yesterday my workout:

2 mile run
45 minute spin class
30 minute swim workout.

yup.  all the same morning.  it kicked. my. butt.  but it made me excited for the triathlon.  i know i have it in me and the fact that i can do that workout two months before the triathlon means i can totally do the triathlon.  soo... yay.  

in other news.. i've decided to be proactive with my health once again.  i am trying to find a specialized dietician that can help me with my insulin resistance/carb intake.  i am finding it hard to maintain my diabetic diet needing the carbs for endurance sports.  i'm talking to my doctor on monday to see if she knows of a nuritionist that specializes in sports...hmmmm... thoughts?

Abbie and Jennifer, I'm writing up a post answering your questions... give me one more day.  :) 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Okay. I'm actually committed.

SCARY!!!  Today I did the last thing that was needed to actually participate in the triathlon. 

I bought my cycling shoes and pedals.  

Eeeep.  That means what? I'm ACTUALLY DOING THIS TRIATHLON.  

Wow.  Reality just slapped me in the face.... training here we freaking go....

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


That's all.  I want to workout so bad.  






In all my excitement I forgot...

to tell you the funniest part about this morning. after swimming i went in to shower. now the shower stalls at golds have doors on them just like a bathroom stall, which I am totally grateful for. well i walk in to shower and there is a 300+ pound woman showering there with the door open completely naked. AAAH! my eyes! my eyes! why? why would you shower naked with the door open naked if there was another choice? well at least good for her for being so comfortable with herself eh???

I did it.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I did it. I got up at 5:30 this morning and worked out BY MYSELF. This morning when my alarm went off (which it only took me 5 minutes to hear this morning tee hee) I had a BB message from Lori saying that she was still feeling like crap...literally. Being married to the porcelain throne she didn't feel like it was best that she come and work out this morning. So then the debate began in my mind. Do I get up and go swim by myself or stay in my nice warm comfortable bed and snuggle with my honey. Usually for me this is a no brainer. Stay in bed of course! And to add to that that I didn't get to bed last night until about midnight, which is usually grounds for me to not ever hear my alarm the next morning. But on the other hand I already had my bag packed for swimming and all my clothes laid out. I thought about just sleeping and going for a walk later with Max, but then I remembered that we are in the middle of an inversion and I'm really fond of my lungs and would like to keep them as healthy as possible for as long as possible, so maybe that wasn't such a good plan. Then I thought, well Lori will probably be better by tomorrow, so I'll just sleep and swim then. The debate continued on in my head for about 15 minutes. Then I looked at my clock and realized that if I even wanted to have a swim lane I'd better just get up and go...and much to my surprise I DID. I rolled out of bed got changed, headed out to the gym and was in the pool by 5:45. There were only 2 other people in the pool, and I worked out hard. I was surprised that I was able to push myself. But I think the fact that I was the only girl in the pool kind of helped that. I didn't want to look like a wuss, so I pushed it. By 6:30 I was tiiiired, so I hopped out showered, got ready at the gym and was home by 7:15 ready for the day. I feel great. Not only does swimming make me feel awesome, but I am totally impressed with myself this morning. I know it may not seem like that big of a deal, but I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of times I've worked out by myself since starting to work out with Lori 4 years ago. So good job me. You get a big gold star. Most importantly I proved to myself that I can do it on my o dark thirty in the morning...which will be important when a certain someone decides to move away...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Stupid Food Poisoning

I've been married to this all day long....

I'm hoping it will subside tomorrow so I can do my swim workout.  

Blast.  Or more appropriately: Poop.